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Happy Friday Beanies!
Found this competition in Seoul called To Space Out where people compete do absolutely nothing! Finally I've found a sport I could excel at. ? Too funny not to share. The photos of the competitors spaced out faces are hilarious.
Watching the same stuff still, BGS, Doctors, Beautiful mind, Police unit 38, Hapi Mari (Jdrama).
BGS with DT and GS is my guilty pleasure every week and I'm going to miss them when it's over.
Do you guys have shows which you adore but can't explain why? The plot is typical, acting not stellar, but yet you have rewatched more than once? And when people ask for drama recommendations, you don't really want to bring it up because you can't quite explain it without sounding silly/superficial (I know the plot/acting sucks but... Oppa is cute!)
Down with Love (Taiwanese drama) is one of mine- I really can't explain it because Jerry Yan's acting leaves so much to be desired, but I adored him and Ella so much.
So Beanies which shows are your guilty pleasures?
Um mine would be Secret Message only because I watch it solely for T.O.P. and his singing. Like if you asked me to describe the drama all I could say is its a Line ad where TOP sings. There might be more to it, but I can't say. I love it tho. Home sick today so probably gonna re-watch right now!
For me its Falling for innocence. A very cliched plot but the humor does the deal for me. And i still watch a few scenes again. I won't recommend it to someone because the story isnt so special but the humor and JKH's acting is gold.
My all time favorite scene was when the heroine breaks up with the hero, he stops random strangers on the road and warns them not to fall in love. JKH killed it in that scene!
That is the scene I re-watch on rainy days.
"Although joy may pass. SADNESS WILL NEVER PASS!"
Kills me every time.
When is Jung Kyungho coming back to dramaland? He is hands down my favourite comedy actor (I also like him in serious roles too).
I guess everyone loves that scene. It was the best, the entire breakup scene was amazing and funny. Though the show was described as melo it was a rom com and it was great in the aspect that the writer made sure that even in the sad scenes they would insert humour. I wish more rom coms have this good humour.
Flower boy ramyun shop
I only have a few dramas that I re-watched, even though there are many that I want to re-watch, but who has time when there are new ones keep coming. The drama I watched more than once is IYSS, Heo Joon (original), Dae Jang-geum, DaMo (third time for these was as good as the first time). And recent ones were You from another star, and Sly and Single again (they were not so good second time tho)
Sly and Single Again is one of the rare ones I've rewatched. Yup not so good the second time, though I'm still in love with CEO.
Yep, I'll second that, I don't watching it a second time. I also watched it because of CEO JSW, his childish tantrums when jealous was quite funny, well SKJ (Baek in-ho in CITT) is a bonus, he has quite a lot of screen time in it too.
I loved SKJ in S&SA. Until he went crazy and paired up with his noona. That's the part I end to skip over.
I am with you: Down to Love and Murphy Law in Love
Seeing Jerry and Danson character fall in love is my smiling generator
Mine is My Princes. I know that it's a medicore drama but I want to watch it over and over and cannot explain why?
Mine is Love Rain, I've re-watched it 3 to 4 times, each time I thought I would only re-watch snippets of it but ended up watching episode after episode. I'm not a die-hard fan of JGS, I did not remember anything much about Pretty Man, and did not even watch Jackpot, but I love the way he acted and carried himself in this drama. Probably it is also due to Love Rain's director Yoon Seok-ho and screen writer screenwriter Oh Soo-yeon, I also loved their Endless Love series from a decade ago (i.e. Winter Love Song and Autumn in My Heart).
Oh maybe I'll check it out. I have a soft spot for JGS from You're Beautiful but haven't watched another of his dramas.
Hi Michykdrama, if you have a soft spot for JGS, I would suggest you check out Mary Stayed Out All Night too. He has that same flamboyant bad guy demeanor in You’re Beautiful, MSOAN and LR. I love LR because of the overall nostalgic mood and the romantic scenes sprinkled with lighthearted humor. His interaction with Yoona is very cute (not as their parents, but as grown-up children, from ep5 onwards). If you don't mind the makjang about sacrificing love for parents’ sake, it is worth watching. Among JGS’s dramas, I like this character most in LR as a sophisticated and flirtatious fashion photographer, even more than moody Tae-kyung in You’re Beautiful.
JGS is good in LR. My eonnie suggested I skip the first 4 eps as I was complaining about the past background. I decided not to. I should have listened. Probably would have liked it more.
I second Mary StayedOut All Night. MGY is adorable in it.
Me Too! I love Love rain. It didn't do well ratings wise, but I love the second generation and the angst! Such sweet angst.
But sadly, after watching Sassy Go Go, where the entire plot of love rain (parents of the hero and heroine fall in love) was condensed into a 1 hour episode and resolved very quickly and cleanly, love rain did lose its charm a bit.
It's Love Rain for me too, it's such a melo but I really enjoyed the fun parts of the present-day portions. Also it didn't hurt that Jang Geun-seok and Yoona had great chemistry even if Yoona's acting wasn't perfect, it was good enough.
I keep rewatching master's sun eventhough I'm a scaredy cat ? Don't know, it never gets me bored, eventhough the storyline is pretty simple and sometimes frustrating for me. I automatically play it while have nothing to watch.
My favorite all time too. The chemistry between GHJ and SJS was great.
Me too master's sun , you're beautiful , my girlfriend is a gumiho... basically all hong sisters classic... watched all more than 10 times..
I'm with Sancheezy, mine's totally Murphy's Law of Love. I just start grinning liking a maniac whenever they interact. If I had to choose a second, though, it would probably be the mini web series "Click Your Heart". Everything happens in fast forward and you choose who she ends up with?! Yeeeah, I watched all the endings. :)
I also make all the click your heart possibility, -_^
it's good and it feels really good to see her end up with someone we choose...
And then there's no Second Lead Syndrome, because in some universe somewhere she really did end up with him! Hahaha it's perfect.
Oooh what is this "click your heart" that you guys speak of?
Sounds like something I'm going to try to check out! ?
“Click Your Heart” is a high school romance drama for the teen audience...
you can choose the male lead for your heroine,
it's like the drama of otome game,
you have several routes you can choose and the girl will follow that rule,
you can have episode 1,4,7 or 1,2,4 0r 1,3,7 depends on the choice and the story depends on the guy,
it's a nice short drama
I've watched Faith about 15 times (minus the boring parts). Sorry not sorry.
Yes! I loved all the romance and bromance. I've watched the entire drama at least 6 times and I've watched that last scene maybe 100. Maybe it's because it is my favorite Lee Min Ho role (I know I'm probably the only one who feels that way) and one of the very first k-dramas.
I loved him as Choi Young, too !
Nope, I think it's his best role and best acting as well.
not the only one. it was the only role in which lee min ho moved me.
Omg me too! Choi Young forever! I even had trouble watching SFD, because I kept thinking how come Le Min-ho became such a glory hungry a**, lol!
“Someone said that earnest desire makes fate, and memory is what makes that moment happen."
I watched FAITH 4 times all the way through. Read all the recaps here, and every comment, too... mainly because the exposition drove me nuts. The music was the totally cracktastic part for me... And I loved the animation for the Woodalchi backstory. Ryu Deok-Hwan's turn as King Gong-Min was the most memorable performance for me, closely followed by Kim Mi-Kyung as Court lady Choi. Memorable scenes: Choi Young's mission through the gateway to find a doctor; The Strategic Kiss; the final scene at The Tree; the Queen's interview with the royal eunuch re: marital bliss -- from which she runs away screaming, and the later scene when he realizes she's about to implement it... [Actor Kwon Min played Oh Hae Young's team leader Kim Sung-Jin].
Itazura na kiss.. all possible versions..
Despite the hyper annoying lead.. I am surprised everytime why or how as series progresses, kotoko grows on me..
And there is sthg about something :) .. that makes me hyper interested every single time
INK fans unite!
It's my favorite storyline so it's not a guilty pleasure for me.
My favorite list goes Kiss Me -> Mischievous Kiss -> ISwaK -> INK the anime -> Playful Kiss.
Do you have any suggestions on where to watch the 1996 Japanese or the 2006 Indonesian?
The Japanese 1996 version is on YouTube. Don't know about the Indonesian one.
(They Kiss Again is my personal favorite.)
I can't find the 1996 on YouTube for the life of me. *listening to the Kiss Me theme song now so not a lose lol*
They Kiss Again lead me to In Time With You and my Jiro Wang obsession. Haven't seen anything else with Joe Cheng though.
I hope it's Ok to post links. Episode 1: https://youtu.be/mWGXb9t4Sr4
Omo, I love you sooooo much!
P.S. links are fine ?
1996 version is least interesting and i watched it on youtube. Guess can't post links here.
Even I couldnot find eng sub complete version, watched it long back..some scenes are english subbed.. so ya..i too want a full english subbed version.. :(
Good news or stale news or no news .. i dunno :)
Taiwan was making another version..launching in 2017 :D
So, my entry to kdrama was 3 dramas simultaneously - coffee prince, king2hearts and playful kiss (which btw took me to BoF)..
i don't think i can pick a fav..except for 1996 version, I can watch any darn version any number of times.. (discounting 1996 - ariel was the most annoying but eventually grows on me.. the only dissapointing kotoko was the korean one.. i was fine with KHJ's portrayal)
i even started learing tennis because of it.. don't ask why :(
Eng sub comment - 2nd para .. meant it for indonesian version
ISWAK was the first drama that got me so obsessed I even buy the original DVD and went to the fanmeet - this was during teenage years and I would die of embarassment if any of my school friend found out, but it will forever leave a love print in my memories
I can watch ISWAK and TKA all day. Repeat x multi times.
For Japanese versions, Kiss in Tokyo is ok, and anime is cute, remind me of the manga. I haven't watched the 1996 version yet.
I don't really like Playful kiss.
Gilmore Girls + Parks and Recreation
"Where you lead i will folow
Anywhere that you tell me to
If you need, you need me to be with you
I will follow where you lead..."
...I'm at work stop making me get urges!
I can't wait for the new stuff from netflix.
Now it's in my head again "When you're out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold. All you have to do is---"GIVE ME SEASON 8 ALREADY!! pleaase
I know, right?
I haven't rewatched GG but I can't wait for the new eps
I'm probably the only one on the planet but Heirs is my guilty pleasure .... I have no idea why I rewatch it...definitely must be all the pretty lol
One of my guilty pleasures is also a Taiwanese drama- Perfect Odd Match. Godfrey Gao looks gorgeous even when mostly slouching around with a morose expression. The plot is messy and the production values low, but it still managed to wring a good amount of tears.
My whole family and several friends did the same. Love the Woodalchi and LMH, yes! Please forgive if this is a duplicate post, thought I submitted but nothing shows.
Laptop woes! I was referring to Faith.
Taiwanese drama "Autumn Concerto" remains a family favorite, kids still remember it from several years ago. Love that little boy! And Ady An and Vaness Wu.
I wan to watch a Godfrey Gao. Even though this one isn't amazing, that review means it's on my list now. Thank you!
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I can't reply you @sophine. My comment keeps getting swallowed! Haha oh man I'm not alone in my DWL and Just You addictions. Hahaha. Yeah I rewatch those from time to time but I rarely will admit that. Hehe.
Hapi Mari's plot moves very fast! And yes the dad is a moron but I think he is like that in the manga? Not sure. I have been tempted to read the manga but not gotten round to it. It's a brainless watch and definitely not a great drama, but I quite like the female lead. I'm watching it on kīssasian and episode 3 is up.
I love DWL too for some reason! I live plucky Ella, and Jerry Yan's non-stalker acting fits his character. That drama always makes me smile. I also watch The Rose constantly and I have a hard time just explaining the plot to other people let alone why I love it so much. Ella, Joe Chen, and pretty much everyone else is really good. That drama reminds me of an onion where I seem to find another layer of things to ponder no matter how many times I watch it. I also need to give Oh! My Lady an honorable mention as it has my favorite plucky main character, comedy, and eye candy! Who needs a compelling plot? ?
Haha Hi to fellow DWL fan! Yeah my love for it is unexplainable too. I also liked the BTS stuff and the interactions with Ella and Jerry during interviews. I think that added to the craze I felt at the time.
I may go check out The Rose for Ella! Hehe. I can't seem to watch any of Jerry's later dramas without cringing or dropping them for some reason. Thanks!
I am also done watching The Rose. It is the strangest drama I have seen, yet I continue watching. A Flowers in the Attic vibe with four half siblings, their tormented love and a big house.
Yay! Found someone who loves hapi mari..its my new j drama addiction right now...
I feel like I'm watching an insane amount of dramas doctors, BM, LR,UF, S38,BGS... almost 2 episodes a day for the whole week..
I also saw good morning call.. I read managa ages ago... like the live action but story has nothing new and has typical leads.. so want something light go for it..
I also saw personal taste ..man it felt like someone shot the whole jeju scenes on handicam.. that's some sloppy directing... on the bright side I found hope for LMH in rom-coms (sorry not a fan of both heirs or BOF).. its refreshing to see him not as chebol jerk... but I hated the female most it crossed the line when she forgot her monthly important dates and making LMH by sanitary... (you loose some serious points for that) I was actually shocked how lightly they took the gay part but LMH's best is always city hunter for me...
To be fair about the monthly important dates, mine is ALWAYS irregular and always has been. Just when I think I can track it, BOOM, its two weeks early.
She say "I knew it was around today but I forgot to prepare"
Haha yay for Hapi Mari! Yeah I'm quite liking it, though I mainly like the acting from the female lead. Dean is cute too but I'm not sure if he is stiff or it's just the character. It's definitely going under "guilty pleasure" for being unable to entirely explain why I like it.
I really like this question! Michykdrama, I especially love your phrase "And when people ask for drama recommendations, you don't really want to bring it up..." ooof, I have so many of those, the shows that require so many qualifiers along with the reccomendations so that people don't think you've lost your mind.
My guilty multi-watch love is SNOW QUEEN. Hyun Bin beautiful and young, Sung Yuri doing a good job for the first time, Im Joo Hwan being his cool self, Yoo In Young in her first role - swoony, melo, tear jerking, even funny with a fantastic OST.
Hey Michykdrama! I'm always late to OT but maybe you could pose this question another time: what drama do we love and just not understand why nobody else gets it? ?SNOW QUEEN totally falls in that category for me.
I get it. I think I've watched Snow Queen 3-4 times now.
Snow Queen was my first drama! I haven't seen it since I was a teenager and I didn't realize that was Hyun Bin! I'll have to rewatch it! I remember loving it.
? ohhhhh thank you both! It feels good to know I'm not alone out here with good memories of all those Kleenex. That doesn't sound quite right, hmmm.
Haha! Like me, you found people who share your addictions too. ?
I may just check out Snow Queen and see what the fuss is about ?
Sometimes I feel like majority of the dramas I like fall under this category. Because before this I watched dramas alone, without ever talking to other about it, so I could never squee together with anyone. And the ones I rewatched like You're Beautiful, DWL, Just You were so fluffy and all, I didn't really want to admit to it or dare recommend it. Hahaha. Thought I had to pretend to have deep philosophical reasons to like a show. ?
I'm so happy I'm not alone in this feeling. Heh!
Mine is" you are my sunshine" c drama..i don't know how many time i watch it.some time i just need to rewatch 1 or 2 episode just before sleep.
I think a dose of Wallace Chung every night is not a bad idea...(lol)
I can watch Creating Destiny over and over again. Everyone else in that drama was ok but I just really loves the leads. They were so cute!
I know lots of people here don't fancy these dramas but they were my favorites last year, even with all its flaws:
- You're all surrounded
- Girl who can see smells
Unfortunately I still can't bring myself to rewatch the later after the scandal.
Oh and Gossip Girl! (Chuck and Blair forever!)
My guilty pleasure is Monstar. Love the songs and all actors. "Guilty pleasure" is coz it's high school drama more appropriate for my kids than me.
Hmmm...Then I have to 'fess up to ORANGE MARMALADE... Dagnabit! I'm old enough to be their grandma... But in my mind, I'm still 25...
Hi all I haven't stepped into OT for a couple of years. But I wanted to ask something. Is it me or just me being sensitive that we seemed to have more trolls and rabid fan girls on DB and ockoala?
I can't even comment because I don't trust them to even wrife a logical reason why they defend their bias without it reducing to name calling and bashing. Even soompi is the same. Some of the illogical blind tunnel vision comments defies understanding.
On this note writing that Beautiful Mind is a scary drama. I can't understand the naive police woman and LYO who is supposedly antisocial personality and doesn't feel emotions. But feels grandiose illusions about himself. Then craves approval from his dad. Isn't it contrary to what his character supposed to be? Someone who doesn't feel emotions.
There. Vent out time to head to bed. This weekend girding my loins to watch General Hospital 2 episode 1 and 2 for someone. To check the medical terminology. I swear going from BM to watching campy GH 2 is pure torture. None of you have watched it right?
Yes to crazy fans. I was a bit taken aback recently and realise certain actors/actresses have very passionate supporters and detractors. Put the 2 together and it's like a nuclear reaction.
I'm quite happy that the Beautiful Mind and BGS discussion here doesn't seem to have this problem.
Is General Hospital good? I usually don't watch medical dramas because usually I end up rolling my eyes at how unrealistic it is unless there is something else to keep my attention.
GH2 must be how hospital dramas used to be. I went to episode 17 to see the ending. It is all about residents maturing and some romanxe. but heck if I can get into pretentious dramas and campy behaviours. A lot of actors I recognised are there though. Who are more famous now.
Medical dramas have improved I think. I remembered working on Brain the drama years ago. I was cursing a blue streak but nowadays subbers are more used to medical terminology and there is actually a spreadsheet of the terms used in the last few dramas. What irks me is the fact that writers seem to think that suturing is what makes a good surgeon. The female lead was shown tieing knots on the bus seat railings. And which other drama lately- darn was it GH2 had the senior consultant stitching his hospital blanket and pillows. Even JH was admiring PSH's character closing up stitches. I was thinking to myself " hello it's called staples. What the heck are you stitching up for?" It is almost an inside joke to myself that I end up reading the lastest journal article or trend when researching some new fangled procedure on a medical drama. They do wild and obscure stuff. Doctors is a romance masquerading as a medical drama. There were hardly any medical worthy scenes or techically difficult stuff. BM on the other hand is both a thriller and a medical drama. He's scary. The doctors there are scary. Eep sends me shivers reading about the potassium injection.
Anyway... back to the Sat reality. Happy hanging out on OT. I have to write some Korean notes to someone today. It's embarrassing how many people have seen my bad handwriting.
Lol. Actually the knot tying stuff does exist. I have seen neurosurgery and general surgery friends practice knot tying all over the place. Ok, so maybe not the suturing, because that's a bit stupid since a piece of cloth is totally different from a piece of human flesh, and sewing well does not equal a good surgeon. Haha.
Are you in the medical line in real life? Is that why you are helping to review medical terms?
It's called a lab and doing it on a piece of pork skin. I don't sew in real life and can't even get knot to lie flat against the cloth. Suturing is different. That's technical teaching. Tie the correct number of knots, the correct suture, size and distance and it's fine. People don't get it. Like I said.... staples for the head. I haven't seen anyone practice at work maybe when they are students. And yes I passed my stitching oops suturing module.
I couldn't stand the actress in Brain. And she was in the other one where she was oldest of 5 siblings etc.
I actually like the child actors in almost all dramas. They are so good I am in awe. I was traumatised young JH was watching his parents resuscitated. Even a child actor would be having nightmares.
I don't call them passionate supporters, they are obsessive supporters? This happen esp involved hallyu stars and ppl crtiticiziing their acting. Koala now like a war. ?
I became so insensitive about non-sense medical or legal dramas watching k-drama for so long. I just watch for Romance (well even though there are exceptions) - don't care whatever they claim to be.
And I laugh reading rabid fan girl remarks in DB - it actually give me something to be amused about.
Life is hard as it is, and I am here to get a break, so would not let things like that bothers me.
I think it depends on the actor involved.
The more popular they are, the bigger their coverage and the more impactful their news.
Unfortunately not all commenters have the same thought on the troll comment.
Sometimes (maybe just me), some critique left cold, unresponsive, called troll and unanswered that resulting in heated comment afterward.
I agree. I think you and I got caught up in a scuffle this week, on Won Bin's post. Not with each other thankfully, but we both were a part of the maddening conversation.
Thanks, Sancheezy for being one of the more reasonable in that discussion.
I definitely noticed it on Koalas Playground, though not so much on dramabeans. But the comments on the scandals lately were very, very heated to say the least!
It's gotten bad on Koala and I kinda wish she'd put a note like DB did in the Lucky Romance thread just kind of reminding people to chill. There are a lot of big names coming out with dramas,and I think that's what has brought it on.
It can get very dirty on Koala's comment section, which is such a shame because I really enjoy Koala's witty sarcasm and straightforward posts. Usually I just read the posts there but don't bother commenting.
Imo db is probably the most civil site out there compared to others about k-entertainment, it's just certain hallyu stars that attract the crazy fangirls and trolls (and I've learned to stay away from those comment sections) whereas on koala almost every article is tainted with them and commenters are overall a lot more insensitive and drop swear words straight away.
My favorite comment sections here are probably the ones involving SIG coz everybody is just positive and squealing and apparently he has no haters (on db at least hehe). :-D
SIG~ He be spreading the love....
I do agree that DB is one of the best sites for civil discourse. I think that part of it may just be the community that has popped up but it also feels well maintained/controlled byt he site mods (yay miranda/jv/gf).
Crazy fans is what drives me to stop commenting. It's not worth the effort when you get drowned out. I try to talk about the show as it is not wet blanket or super high intensity praise. It doesn't always gel with true blue fans.
Dear Lord most of the comments now at ockola's are downright infantile and vicious! Some are not even funny. I dropped out of certain Soompi threads because they were so very unpleasant!
I am glad DB is having some control over the comments section, for there seems to be a gradual influx of nasty comments!
But honestly, what has happened to sensible, rational behaviour? Etiquette is not something you only follow in formal dinners, afternoon tea parties or business gatherings-it also should be followed in this new-age cyberspace-should it not (or am I being an old fogie)?
I'm a '95 liner and I agree with you. Idk if you're being an old fogie ? I'm told I have an old soul and "overly" polite
thumbs up on your last paragraph...
plain-ole respect would do also:)
I know right? I don't even post these days cos ' it's not safe. Lol. Even in the virtual world. But yes I notice koala is getting so out of control I almost stopped reading the comments. It makes me sad though because fans know lots of tidbits ( which I don't bother scouring for ) but it's not worth reading the thrash to get to it.
DB is definitely way more civilised which is the reason why I enjoy reading the comments. Even on the dramas I don't watch.
DB is definitely way more civilised which is the reason why I enjoy reading the comments. Even on the dramas I don’t watch.
That goes for me, too. The signal-to-noise ratio is high, and the discourse nearly always courteous. I enjoy reading thought-provoking, well-reasoned and -written posts containing words with more than four letters... When I write long-windedly, it's because I used to teach ESL, and try to be clear and precise so as to avoid misunderstandings. Please pardon my antique American slang. ;-)
Ditto for the shows I'm not watching... I've gotten so many hot tips here at DB, and have ventured out of my sageuk zone of preference to enjoy a bunch of modern-day rom-coms and thrillers. Thanks, Beanies, for turning me on to so many great Kdramas and films. ;-)
But honestly, what has happened to sensible, rational behaviour? Etiquette is not something you only follow in formal dinners, afternoon tea parties or business gatherings-it also should be followed in this new-age cyberspace-should it not (or am I being an old fogie)?
Sad to say, I think the decline and fall of netiquette reflects the general decline in social discourse in real life... This is a situation that has been bemoaned for millennia.
I'm not saying you're a fogey by any means... I'm more of a dinosaur myself. And very pleased to know that I'm not alone in my desire for meaningful discussion minus the cussin'. ;-)
Yes to your last comment! Personally I think people use "freedom of speech" as a poor excuse to be rude and nasty, and for some reason it's all over the Internet.
My general rule is, if you wouldn't say it face-to-face to someone, you shouldn't be saying it to them on the Internet as well! Things get so misunderstood because people can't be bothered to explain themselves properly, and jump to negative conclusions and accusations at the drop of a hat.
As for the troll and rabids, I leave them be and laugh at my screen.
I was thinking he must be developing some sort of emotions. He apparently does have some if he needs approval. My thinking is that he may be slightly misdiagnosed or he may just not feel things as deeply.
Having anti-social disorder doesnt mean that you cannot feel emotions, you just cannot understand other people's emotions.
Ah, thanks for clarifying that because I was thinking it was a big fundamental flaw in the show. Or I was missing something important, which now I see was the case.
I was going to check out BM eventually. But now I'm more interested. During promo it seemed like he just couldn't feel emotions. Not being able to understand others emotions is a bit newer to dramaland. Are they handling it well?
I got off my duff this morning and watched the first two episodes of BEAUTIFUL MIND... and was instantly hooked. It took off like a bronco out of the chute, and didn't let up.
I've been a sucker for Jang Hyuk since watching my first flick with him in it -- I think it was DAEMANG / GREAT AMBITION -- and then CHUNO, followed by a couple of movies and eventually FATED TO LOVE YOU and SHINE OR GO CRAZY.
Medical dramas aren't really my thing, and the Chaebol Malaise of YONG-PAL undercut what started out as a dashing action drama.
I've never watched the American soap opera GENERAL HOSPITAL the way one of my friends has years if not decades... But JH is in this show, along with Lee Jae-Ryong, who was fantastic as King Muryeong in THE KING'S DAUGHTER, SU BAEK-HYANG. Oooo, and there's Jo Jae-Wan who was in DAEMANG, and Queen Nogoog from FAITH... and Yebang from ARANG. I'm tickled with the cast members I'm already acquainted with, and hope to meet more good actors/actresses who don't normally perform sageuk roles.
When you mention anti social disorder, yoo jung sunbae just pop up in my mind...
Ah i miss him, if only ... if only...
Oh only if TVN would not have ruined a perfectly 10/10 could have been flawlessly awesome drama
Imo DB is much more civilised than other k-ent sites. I usually dont come across heated arguments in the comment section here.
Finished watching Dear My Friends, its slice of life has sliced my heart real deep, indeed it’s a drama produced with lots of sincerity. It lays bare the raw emotions and life’s struggles while at the same time, giving a glimmer of hope with the message to live life with intensity and pride in the face of old age, illness and demise. Kudos to Noh Hee-kyung and the veteran actors for a great drama which touches our hearts.
As for Doctors, I’m just watching half-heartedly as it is starting to feel out of whack. Kim Rae-won seems quite clumsy in his portrayal of Ji-hong. He is a teacher who fell in love with his teenage student in an awkward manner. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not about to condemn teacher-student relationship, I think it can turn into a nurturing kind of love, as in J-movie, A Short Distance Relationship. Tomohisa Yamashita seemed to be quite sleek in that kind of a role, whereas KRW looked uncomfortable. Probably it was due to the cheesy conversations, for instance, while alighting from a helicopter on the rooftop (again after DotS ?), he said to Hye-jung, “Are you married? Do you have a boyfriend”, and when she replied “No” to both questions, he said, “We are set”. For goodness sake, those two have neither contacted nor seen each other for 13 long years, and at the time when they parted, they were embroiled in a scandal, and neither had explicitly expressed any real feelings for the other. Is it logical for the teacher to say these to his ex-student after a 13 year time gap? This is extremity of the word frivolity! This was followed by the cheesy ring fighting scene with lots of skinship and the awkward telephone booth kissing scene, with Ji-Hong saying something like “I’m going to give you what a man gives to a woman”. What kind of dialogue is that? In comparison, the interaction between Hye-jung and Yoon-do seems more naturally.
I was watching Uncontrollably Fond now, the first 15 minutes gave quite a good vibe, I think I’ll continue watching it. I'm looking forward to final weekend of Beautiful Gongshim, cute and quirky DT & GS, they make an awesome pair, I will sure miss them after the show ends.
I’ve caught the fervor of Moon Lovers: Scalet Heart Ryeo from fellow LJK fans. So to make myself prepared for it, I’m attempting to do something I’ve not done for over 10 long years, i.e. watching a Cdrama. Yes, I’ve decided to shove BBJX down my throat though I don’t like to watch Chinese production, especially Qing dynasty period drama with that shaved head ponytail hairstyle, doesn’t matter that it is Nicky Wu or whoever. It has 35 episodes, I hope I can put up with it…
Have a nice weekend all!
I watched Kinkyori Renai: Close range love- thr J movie
It was weird since it's the falling in love process that turn into a decision about their new found love.
I think it because the female lead who also actively showing her heart so it's quiete weird to not wished the middle ground for them
I enjoyed BBJX. I got used to that hairstyle. Hope you like it in the end. I agree with you on Dear My friends (great drama) and Doctors. I also feel Kim Rae-won looks awkward doing some cheesy scenes.
And I will miss Gongshim also -they were such a cute couple. Namgoong Min was not joking when he said he could change his image through his next project in the interview after Smelly girl (lol).
Hi fan, yes, I need encouragement to take on BBJX, there is a great inertia to overcome, even to sit down and start watching the 1st ep is a bit tough, this is no exaggeration. I can understand even without sub, but not sure if this is a good thing, the accent and intonation can make me wince, just as an example, it is like a Brit watching a Scottish movie or vice versa. However, I do not have any issue with Kdrama/Jdrama, though I don't understand anything much, the spoken language is easy on the ears. But I will sit through it for the sake of Jun Ki :), if I know the story of BBJX beforehand, it will be more interesting if I watch MLSHR later on.
I like NGM after watching Can You Hear My Heart, that's the reason why I'm watching BGS. I've not watched Smelly girl yet (more so now, as there is good reason for me to refrain from watching). I started watching One Fine Day a while ago but lost the momentum to continue watching, he was so young then! I also like him in Wild Chives & Soybean Soup, and I will probably watch Remember next.
btw, thanks so much for your conscientious translations of the interviews, that is a lot of great effort!
hahaha... that Qing Dynasty hairstyle always got me too, just why??? that's why I love their hat
but I love their costume,
I have a similar experience with the language, I can't really watch Taiwanese drama and Cantonese before since it sounds funny to me but then I just got used to it.
and beware of cringy CGI,
Hi Sancheezy, who's cringy CGI?
lol, at least you know what I mean here! I'm of chinese descent, so though I understand Mandarin, I find it hard to get used to the way they speak it in Taiwan which is quite cheesy with a slow drawl, and in certain parts of china, it is so shrill and piercing to the ears to the point of being uncomfortable. Also, I grew up watching cantonese shows from HK not because I enjoyed them but because everybody else was watching them, just like the generation in Reply 1988 who went gaga over Chow Yun-fat's A Better Tomorrow. I think generally, they tend to glorify men and their bromance in those mafia movies The Godfather style which treat women like objects, you will know what I mean if you have watched any of Jackie Chan's movie. So I tend to void watching chinese production if I can due to my preconceived bias.
BBJX used cringy CGI (not a lot, but it's really obvious) , it makes you wonder why they didn't just find the place to film it without CGI, but then Idk the story at that time,,,, maybe the budget
I grew up watching Bruce Lee, Jet Lee, and Jackie Chan, my dad loves it, I think that movies make me fall in love with Martial Art.
I've been practicing Karate since 3rd grade and I really appreciate those movies for their martial art style.
ps: this karate lesson actually makes me quite judgmental to a lot of fighting scene, especially including the female character since we fight a lot in Dojo and with a variety of style , including free-street-style..(lol)
I prefer not to give any comment about that topic since it feels like it would have killed the joy of the other commenter who loved their "badass" heroine,
oic, CIG refers to computer generated graphics, lol, not some nasty character in BBJX, lol.
Yep, I've to admit the kungfu is good in those Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li movies. I remember I was very impressed by Jet Li when I watched the very first movie of the Once Upon A Time In China series, oh, that was a very long time ago. If your dad enjoys chinese martial arts movies, you may want to download those Donnie Yen's Ip Man series for him (the legendary Ip Man is the teacher of Bruce Lee), the martial arts choreography seems quite impressive in Ip Man too.
It's good that you practice karate, that is very good self-defence. This means you would find PSH's martial art moves in Doctors quite laughable right??
Actually, I still do not have confidence that I'm able to sit through all 35 eps of BBJX.. I guess reading the original novel is easier for me. Though I was not hopeful as there is only a very small collection of foreign language books here, I still checked the library catalogue this morning just in case. Woohoo! I was very surprised that one of the libraries here have the original BBJX books, so I quickly drove there to pick them up. I'm really going to great lengths just to be able to appreciate LJK's acting in MLSHR more, lol, stupid me in fan-girling mode. :)
btw, if you love Blue Spring Ride, you may want to check out kimi ni todoke, it is also a slow paced high school movie of the similar vibe,
Ooh now I'm wanting to check out that J movie you mentioned.
A movie is perfect to spend my time while I wait for the next episodes of BGS which are coming soon!
Oh btw I think there are another 4 episodes of BGS so that's 2 weekends more (this weekend and the next) of happy DT/GS shenanigans! ?
You will not regret watching A Short Distance Relationship aka Kinkyori Renai: Close range love, as mentioned by Sancheezy. At least you have TY's handsome looks to bank on if everything else falls short of your expectation :)
I marathoned the first six episodes of Doctors this week and I'm having the same problem. I think I read that this show was supposed to be a thoughtful, character driven drama, but the writing is not giving off that impression. I don't understand the characters and, worse than that, I don't believe them. I realizing while writing this comment that I haven't even bothered to remember their names yet.
KRW's cheerfulness reads false for some reason. I don't understand PSH's character development or her personality at all really. She's a gangster the first episode, but one incident and her personality does a total 180. And Baek In-ha's (sorry, I can't remember her real name) motivations are basically nonexistent for me. She's just cruel and delusional.
On top of that, I find the background music distracting.
Agree, I was quite disappointed as I have great expectation of KRW's acting. The love between KRW and PSH does not have that kind of depth yet, so it felt like KRW was faking it, his cheerfulness made him looked more like a frivolous and seasoned player when he said those cheesy stuff to PSH. It didn't feel right, he felt so superficial when he should be sensible and a level-headed teacher whom PSH could look up to,
i agree, the romance/love story just isnt doing it for me and i think you've listed some of the reason's why im not into it, usually i would so invested in the romance and it would give me butterfly's.
I feel the same way about KRW's acting in Doctors. I think he is definitely capable of good acting, quite evident from his performance in Punch and Gangnam Blues, but I just think maybe he's more suitable for the grittier roles. The dialogues feel unnatural to me and perhaps he feels the same way too, that's why he couldn't really get into his character. I think most of the problem lies with the script.
The character I find most unbelievable is Jung Yoon Do, the second doctor. He started off as this really stern, arrogant jerk and by the next ep. he's meek and wimpy. How can someone change that fast? The progression just felt unnatural. I was hoping for more eps where PSH's character would show her smarts and outwit Yoon Do. Where can the story go for the next 10+ eps. when there's no tension left?
Probably it'll go in the direction of PSH vs Baek In-ha (what's her name in this drama?) because PSH will bring his dad's downfall by revealing his malpractice. Like Lolabeans, their names just do not stick, I even had to refer to wiki to get their names right when writing the comment above, lol
I share the same feeling too. I feel like the writing is not neat, none of the characters are actually beliaveable. I am wondering why KRW chose this drama at the first place.
Also there is this competition to win a chance to stay in Seoul for 30 days that I felt I must share!
I can't go (sadly I have real life stuff like my kid I can't get rid off ?) but I know some Beanies here like @owl are talented in art so maybe someone can win a free trip!
Think of how many drama live shootings and Oppas you can stalk in a month! Haha. OMG I wish I could go.
Anyone else finding themselves unexpectedly fond of Uncontrollably Fond ? Hah. But really tho.
I am. Even I don't know why. The plot is really not my cup of tea. What's with terminal illness, birth secret, poor with neverending debt female lead, corrupt prosecutor and all. I used to avoid melo at all costs, but here I am, have watched 1st and 2nd ep and still want to stick around for next week. I don't know if I will go through till the end or drop it midway though.
I am liking it..
CInematography is good
it seems story wise it is a decent melo..
I hope directing delivers..
Acting is not an hindrance (suzy was in e1 but not in ep2 so hoping she won't be an issue.. KWB is also decent..not a fine wine..but decent)
Actually in midst of all thrillers and romcoms, this is the only melo i find..infact since 2013 this is the only one i have noticed..so excited..
What i really find interesting is.. on most of the days.. within the same time slot/or the dramas on watchlist.. are so distinguished and different from each other in terms of genre, story, treatment.. that its a creative paradise and artistic treat for the eyes..
Hope this doesn't discourage certain genres because of low ratings (rom com will always prevail)
I'm finding Uncontrollably drawn to this drama and wanting to watch more after checking the 1st 2 episodes, though I had zero expectation before I start watching. Neither the leads were my favorite nor the writer, but I just found this drama to be classicly very gloomy, and just very interesting.
Hello, beanies. I posted this on a recent post way too late
(http://www.dramabeans.com/2016/07/lee-hee-joon-joins-lee-min-ho-as-a-con-artist-for-legend-of-the-blue-sea/), so I am reposting it again here. I had a good laugh penning this, and I hope you'll like it. Keep singing!
LMH, bare-chested, clad in nothing but a fishtail,
Jun-pyoish ringlets cascading wildly over his broad shoulders and down his ripped back, sings his heart out in the tub, upon learning that he will not be a mermaid in his next role after all...
Look at this tail, isn’t it sleek,
Toiled long nights to make it complete,
Wouldn’t you think I’m the guy,
The guy who’s lost everything?
Look at this face, isn’t it sad,
Wanted to be a pretty mermaid,
Looking at me now, you’d think
Sure, he’s lost everything
I got my abzmos all pumped up and ready
I got all numb making a fishtail this long
You wanna see my fingers?
They’re all bendy
But who cares? No big deal. Coz there’s more
I got all sweaty to get in this tail
Butt couldn’t fit, so did some punchin’
Shovin’ down hard on those
Whaddya call ‘em? Oh, cheeks
Zippin’ my tail, I don’t get too far
Danglin’ down the edge of the bathtub
Then slidin’ along down the
What’s that word again? Sink
I don’t know when, I don’t know how
But I know this sink’s shakin’ like crazy right now
Out of the sink, wish I could be
Part of your world
Just... thank you. Thank you YY.
Happy Friday! How did you like new episodes of 'Uncontrollably Fond'?
'Uncontrollably Fond' had the press conference this week. The show drew much hype because of writer Lee Kyung-hee, and Suzy(Gu family book) and Kim Woo-bin(Heirs)'s casting. [The fact, Xsports news, Sports Seoul] UF finished filming on April and it is to broadcast in 11 countries including Korea and China.
About the drama, PD Park said "The writer Lee said she wanted to add 4 seasons to the emotion of Love. Spring's flutter, Summer's passion, Fall's fruition, Winter's loss and separation -all those feelings are portrayed in one project to build up consolation and healing. The thing I felt doing the pre-production is that writer was portraying this fundamental idea with actors to the end. Most of all I thought she wrote the fun melo. To summarize the whole story I can say it consists of Love sentiment's 4 seasons.
About the reason picking this project, Suzy said "I decided after I read synopsis. Just by looking at synopsis, the essential love story the writer wants to convey was clear. Noh Eul character felt lovely and charming, and even though I felt sad about her compromising with the reality I could relate to her." Kim Woo-bin said "I watched lots of the writer's projects when I was young. When I received the synopsis, I already decided. And I met PD Park Hyun-suk once when I debuted in 'White Christmas'. I thought working with PD Park was even better. There was ending scene described in the synopsis, which ingrained in me. I felt I had to do this project."
About doing a pre-production show, Suzy said "It was first time to work on a pre-production show and I liked there was enough time. We still did the shooting with tight schedule, but I had time to read the script, sleep a little more and take care of skin- which I liked.
KWB said "Since it is pre-production, we had more time so I expect the show has higher quality. For example, whenever we have 5 (scrap) scripts out, we gathered together to do the script read, which we called 'Strategy meeting', where we talked to the writer if there were some emotion we could not understand and writer and PD explained."
About their partners, Suzy said "I felt awkward at first. He/KWB prepared harder than anyone and act thoroughly, and watching him like that I thought he has many things to learn from. He was very considerate on the set. and I liked it because he made me feel at ease working together." Kim Woo-bin said "Suzy ssi has unique bright energy. Actually she was more considerate. On her shooting days, staffs and I were also smiling. She is an actress who has so much to give, and who can do deep acting so I learned a lot."
In previous work 'Heirs', Kim had crush over female lead, and in 'School-2013', he showed bromance with Lee Jong-suk. "When I was acting one-sided love, I had mindset I was shooting a melo even though it was just me. Finally I was able to show the melo here, so personally I was very excited. And even more so because that person was Suzy."
Also about each other's dates Sin Min-ah and Lee Min-ho, Kim said "Whenever there was a new teaser, she/SMA cheered me on. She has high expectation about drama too. I know Lee Min-ho ssi also and he cheers for us." About MBC's W where his BF Lee Jong-suk plays and probably competes for ratings, "I contact Jong-suk often, I even did texting this morning. I said I was going to the press conference and very nervous. Jong-suk said their drama-shooting was going well. He said jokingly 'W production team is shouting for 'Beat Uncontrollably Fond!'. I feel very honored to have a friend playing in the same time slot because it does not happen often, and we are cheering each other on."
Second leads are Im Joo-hwan(Oh my ghostess) and Im Joo-eun (Heirs). About Choi Ji-tae character he plays, IJH said, "The viewers might think him as the third wheel for Kim Woo-bin and Suzy character, but it is his way of showing love. My role is how to express that well." About Yoon Jung-eun character IJE plays, she said "Because there were situations and emotions when two characters met, I had some difficulty expressing it. Jung-eun is person who is thirst for love, so I try to be true to that feeling. I hope the viewers watch her personality, rather than her being annoying by getting in the way for leads' romance.
Personally I don't have much expectation because this is melo (I have to admit tho, I looooved 'Sangdoo Let's go to school'- Rain!!). And I wonder if second leads will outshine main leads in acting. Im Joo-hwan is certainly my bias, and I remember how people love Im Joo-eun.
I am still upset when I think Suzy got the grand actor award (for Gu Family book) over Go Hyun-jung (and Kim He-soo, right?) a few years ago (and Suzy was so shocked herself that she even thanked her dog). I still don't know WTH happened that time - Does anyone know?
Then again, I had bias against Jin Se-yeon but I like her more watching 'Flower in Prison'. So I have hopes for Suzy (so far nope).
Talents is not something you learn at acting school. You either have it or you don't and Suzy *sigh*.
Haizz... thats the sad truth... i personally cannot make judgements about how good or how bad Suzy's acting in general is, but i definitely know that GHJ was ripped off that Top Excellence award, even if she didnt attend it. Gah that frustration...
I dropped Doctors. Now currently watching
Lucky romance - the show without a plot but an absolute smashing male lead
Beautiful Mind - I still haven't understood what exactly is his disorder, and some of it is messy but its still so so so good. This is my current obsession
Uncontrollably Fond - I'm differing from the majority opinion. I actually liked the 1st episode alot. The 2nd not so much. But fingers crossed bec ... KWB!
SFD - Totally justified hype till now. But i can't seem to marathon thru it. I need to take it in small doses and the names keep tripping me up bec there are so many characters
Shows i'm looking fwd to -> W, Scarlet Heart (why so far when you have finished shooting? Why ?)